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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 25

Speculate to accumulate (no, this isn’t gambling)

We all know the actor who achieves overnight fame after one starring role and everyone says how lucky they must have been. Luck? They starred in every school production. Studied at drama school for three years. Worked their socks off in some dreadful soap. Slaved on the stage for the whole run of Mind Your Manners by Agatha Christie. Played an extra in Extras. Did panto every Christmas – playing the pumpkin of course. And finally landed their plum job, their starring role, in some deservedly successful film. And everyone says, ‘How lucky you are!’

Getting wealthy is a bit like that. You toil away for years and suddenly you are lucky. You scrimp and save and sacrifice and gosh, how wonderful ...

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